Can the engine light come on when your battery is bad

Asked by Oct 10, 2019 at 06:32 PM about the 2014 Ford Escape

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Can the engine light come on with a bad battery

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It takes a lot of battery power to turn the starter motor, but not much at all to light a bulb. Even if the battery is putting out only a few volts, it can still light the lights. If you're having a battery problem, just have it checked. If the car is drivable, drive to a car parts store. If the car isn't drivable, take the battery to the store. They'll check it free.

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